A resident of the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California, William O’Daly is a poet, translator, and fiction writer. His published works include eight books of the late and posthumous poetry of Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda (Still Another Day, The Separate Rose, Winter Garden, The Sea and the Bells, The Yellow Heart, The Book of Questions, The Hands of Day, and World’s End), and a chapbook of his own poems, “The Whale in the Web.”O’Daly was a finalist for the 2006 Quill Award in Poetry for “Still Another Day” and was profiled on NBC’s The Today Show. With co-author Han-ping Chin, he completed a historical novel, “This Earthly Life,” based on the Chinese Cultural Revolution, which was selected as a finalist in Narrative magazine’s 2009 Fall Story Contest.A National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, he has worked as a literary and technical editor, a college professor, and an instructional designer; his poems, translations, essays, and reviews have been published in a wide range of magazines and anthologies. He is a co-founder of prestigious Copper Canyon Press.
William O’Daly performed on October 7th, 2009, June 17th, 2010, and May 1st, 2014.